French national Arnaud Cauchois has been appointed the new country director of Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Nepal.
Cauchois will lead ADB operations in the country and participate in policy dialogue with the government of Nepal and other development partners. He will also oversee the implementation of ADB's country partnership strategy for Nepal that focuses on the country's long-term development needs through improved infrastructure for private sector-led growth, improved access to devolved services, and environmental sustainability and resilience.
Cauchois has almost three decades of professional experience, including over 15 years with ADB. He joined ADB in 2005 as a rural development specialist and has since held numerous leading positions. Before this appointment, he served as principal water resources specialist for India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka and was posted in ADB's India resident mission.